It is essential that children are enrolled before their fifth birthday. Their birth certificate (or passport) and immunisation records must be available at the time of enrolment, this applies to children starting school for the first time.


New residents to New Zealand must provide passports with current residency, or work permits.


Acceptance letters will be sent to all parents of successful applicants. New entrants are given dates for transition visits which are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 8.30am – 10.45am and a parent or caregiver must attend with the student.


Click here to download a Domestic Enrolment Form – Both pages must be completed and returned to the school office with the following supporting documentation.

1. Copy of students passport or birth certificate

2. If not a New Zealand citizen, a copy of the students resident visa.

3. Copy of the students latest immunisation certificate.

4.Proof of residential address

ie: power bill or rental / house purchase agreement


All applicants will be advised in writing of the status of their enrolment.

Geographical Zone

In order for us to cater to the educational needs of the students within our area, we have an Enrolment Scheme in place. Please click on the link below to download this information.

Murrays Bay School Zone

All students who live within the home zone described below and shown on  the attached map shall be entitled to enrol at the school.
Starting at Rosedale Road and the Northern Motorway, travel east along Rosedale Road (121, 124 and below included) to East Coast Road (523-391 and 614-520 included). Travel north along East Coast Road, East and North along Browns Bay Road (101, 102 and above included), east along Beach Road (679-413, 608-358 included) and east along Montgomery Avenue to the coastline. Follow the coastline south to Sidmouth Street and travel west to the roundabout. Travel north along Beach Road and west along Hastings Road to East Coast Road. Travel north to and south along Noel Williams Place, along the southern boundary of Rangitoto College and the Millennium Centre to the intersection of Apollo Drive and Antares Place (included). Travel north along Apollo Drive (59, 50 and above included) and west along Arrenway Drive to the Northern Motorway. Travel north along the Northern Motorway, back to the starting point.
Proof of residence within home zone will be required.
ENROLMENTS 2018/2019
Enrolment at Murrays Bay School is governed by an enrolment scheme.  The enrolment of out of zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

The Board of Trustees are not accepting any out of zone enrolments for 2018 /2019.  However they will consider applications if they meet the criteria of priorities 1 to 5 as per below:
  1. First priority must be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school.  (This priority category is not applicable at this school because the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary).
  2. Second priority must be given to any applicant who are siblings of current students.
  3. Third priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school.
  4. Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.
  5. Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

The enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, may be viewed at the school office or can be found on the school website: http://www.murraysbay.school.nz/enrol/.

If you have a child turning 5 years old during 2019 or know of any children in our zone turning 5 years old during 2019 we encourage you to complete the application process as soon as possible.

Please contact the office on 478 6239 if you have any enquiries regarding enrolments or email the Principal’s PA, Ilse Hindle on ilse@murraysbay.school.nz